FINAL PRO COMM 140 - Surving Axia 1 Student Survival Guide...

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Surving Axia 1 Student Survival Guide Mendy Mejia GEN105 February, 19 2009 Corinne Halpren
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Survivng Axia 2 Student Survival Guide STEP 1: Familiarize yourself with what distance education can do for you It’s overwhelming for a student who has never worked in a distance education environment, first of all you might not even know what distance education is. What is distance education? It is technology making getting an education easier from the convenience of your own home and it works with your own schedule. It’s online education, you do not have to drive to school, or spend hours in a classroom, and learning is just a click away. Do not let others tell you that distance education is too difficult and that you cannot learn online. From my experience I had a lot of people telling me that getting an education online was not the same as getting an education through a traditional classroom. Those people were right it’s not, in fact its way better than a traditional classroom. My experience I attended community college for about two years before I never considered taking a long distance class. Typically I would take a morning class the earliest class they offered so it could fit into my schedule. The class would take about an hour to two hours depending if it had a lab or not. The class would consist of getting there and listening to the lecture while taking notes. Now taking a morning class and having to sit there and listen to your instructor lecture for about and hour got difficult to stay awake. I would find myself drifting off into what I had to do for the rest of my day, stressing out about rushing to work, stressing out about the work load required for my class I was going to have to do once I was done working. Everything starts to add up and the stress begins to build and getting your education begins to feel like a burden. Communicating with my instructor about any questions I had was difficult for me, I don't do well speaking out loud or in front of other students. I would find myself with questions at the
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Survivng Axia 3 tip of my tongue and not be able to let the words come out. Therefore for extra help I would have to go to my teachers’ specific hours he or she had. Most of the time I would explain to them my work schedule and if they had time they would squeeze me in their own schedule. The communication experience that I had worked well but it took a lot of time and effort to get the feed back I needed from my instructors. Most of my instructors were teaching part time so it was hard for them to have good one on one with me the student. I almost felt like I was a burden to them asking for the extra time to work around my schedule, they did with no problem but I could help to feel bad. Being able to attend Axia College to earn my associates degree has been the greatest
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2010 for the course CRT 205 crt 205 taught by Professor Darren during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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